Malagueñas is one of the traditional styles of Andalusian music (flamenco), derived from earlier types
of fandango from the area of Málaga, classified among the Cantes de Levante. Originally a folk-song
type, it became a flamenco style in the 19th century. It is not normally used for dance, as it is
generally interpreted with no regular rhythmic pattern, as a "cante libre". It has a very rich melody with
virtuous flourishes and use of microtones. Its guitar accompaniment is normally played in open
position first inversion giving E for the tonic, which can be transposed by using a capo.